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The High-Tech Professional programs at BCIT's Downtown Campus bring people, technology and opportunity together. HTP programs are as thorough as they are diverse, with offerings that include network administration and security, web design and development, tech support, office administration software skills upgrading, and web application development. They are also known and respected for being in step with current trends in both business and technology.

Network Administration and Security Professional (NASP)

The Network Administration and Security Professional program is an intensive, accelerated 12- month program that prepares students for a career in network administration and security. The technology focus emphasizes on Windows, Linux environments and security; hardware, server/storage and networking tools; and project management. The program includes 10 months of full-time classroom learning and an opportunity for a 2-month work term.

Skills (+)

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - Windows Server 2012
  • Cisco Systems trained - CCNA certified
  • Linux Professional Institute Junior Level Administrator (LPIC-1)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • VMware - Data Centre Virtualization VCA-DCV
  • TCP/ID
  • Project Management/Technical and Report Writing/Presentations
  • Business Communication/Time Management/Organizational Development
  • Team Building and Leadership
  • Business Skills and Practice

Possible Positions (+)

  • Network Administration
  • Systems Support
  • Systems Troubleshooting
  • Systems Rollout/Upgrade
  • Helpdesk
  • Technical Writing
  • IT Consulting
  • IT Training
  • IT Proposal Writing
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Office Administrator with Technology (OAT)

The Office Administrator with Technology program is designed to provide learners with the advanced computer and business skills required by administrative positions today. Its focus is on desktop applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop Element, Dreamweaver as well as a variety of practical business courses.

Skills (+)

  • MS Office 2013
  • MS Office Specialist Certified
  • MS Visio
  • Simply Accounting
  • Desktop Publishing - Photoshop & Adobe Acrobat
  • Web Design - HTML/Dreamweaver MX
  • Presentation Skills
  • Business Writing

Possible Positions (+)

  • Office Manager
  • Executive Assistants
  • Administrative Assistants
  • MS Office Applications Support
  • Desktop Publishers/Web Site Maintenance
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Software Systems Developer (SSD)

The Software Systems Developer program allows students to learn techniques in application development, be exposed to several current web technologies, and apply system development "best practices" to design and develop usable, effective web applications and web sites.

Skills (+)

  • .NET
  • Java
  • HTML
  • XML
  • PHP
  • Object Oriented (UML)
  • Structured Analysis / Design
  • Rapid Application Prototyping
  • Rational Rose
  • Graphics User Interface Design
  • e-Commerce
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Technical Web Designer (TWD)

The Technical Web Designer program allows students to learn techniques in creating sites that are not only visually appealing but are also accessible, usable, and standards compliant. Using current web design trends including the most popular Content Management Systems, software, and SEO/Analytics, students will develop a variety of sites.

Skills (+)

  • HTML & CSS –level 1–4 (HTML5, CSS3)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud–Photoshop &Illustrator for Web
  • JavaScript, jQuery level 1 & 2
  • Responsive & Mobile Web Sites
  • PHP
  • Content Management System –WordPress
  • E-Commerce with WordPress and other solutions
  • CSS preprocessor –Intro to SASS & LESS
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Technology Support Professional (TSP)

The Technology Support Professional program is designed to combine the technical, customer service, and professional skills needed to excel in the constantly growing IT support field.

Skills (+)

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Networking, TCP/IP
  • MS Office and MS Project 2013
  • Help Desk Support/Call Center Training
  • A+ Hardware/Software Technician
  • Web Design - HTML/Dreamweaver MX
  • Presentation Skills

Possible Positions (+)

  • Helpdesk
  • Tier 1/2 Support
  • Systems Support
  • Systems Troubleshooting
  • Systems Rollout/Upgrade
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